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Ronaldo: I hope to play in MLS

August 6, 2012
By ESPN staff

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo claims that he would like to follow David Beckham and play in Major League Soccer before the end of his career.

Ronaldo speaks to ESPN

Ronaldo, 27, is the world's most expensive player after an £80 million move to Madrid from Manchester United in 2009. The former World Player of the Year was in blistering form last season and netted 69 goals in 61 games for his club.

And while there is no suggestion that Ronaldo is thinking of leaving the Bernabeu at any point soon, the Portuguese would like to head to America in the future.

"I think they do it well," Ronaldo told the MLS website when asked for his thoughts on the league. "To come here and do the preseason, for me it's great, because this county is brilliant - the mentality of the people, the conditions.

"(They) are in the right place. I think the soccer here, they do it the best (they) can, but it can be better. So if I can help there to be better soccer here - I they're great, they are in a good way, and I hope to come here to play one day."